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morning america." have a great thursday. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center this, is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone. 4:30 on this thursday morning. the 49ers day. thanks for joining us. i'm eric. >> and i'm kristen. breaking news out of the north bay. the chp is asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old girl. an endangered missing advisory has been issued for rube cruz mendoza. she was last seen shortly after 5:00 p.m. last night getting in a car with a 29-year-old man. this was at a park near the girl's home in petaluma. a witness said the girl was driven by an unidentified hispanic male. police suspect cruz mendoza could be involved in a relationship with the man. still 4:30. time for a look at the weather forecast. it will be a warm one today. >> the 49ers game, candlestick park, it will be perfect.
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mike, good morning. >> good morning. can't beat these temperatures. probably won't even need a jacket heading out to the game. about 75, 76 at the start. but there will be so much electricity in the air they will feel warmer than that. you see it's rather quiet this morning as far as radar goes but all the areas you see in red, the diablo range, the north bay mountains, the east bay hills, all under that red flag warning, that high fire danger until about 8:00 this morning. low to mid-70s at the coast today. we will be in the 60s around the bay and 80s and 90s as you head in land, 80around the bay. you see hits clear, fog free, beautiful morning to be driving and very, very light as well. roadwork farther north. south 280 to southbound 1 to 1 in san francisco, roadwork blocking that extension until
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6:00 this morning. and westbound dumbarton roadwork, two right lanes, as well. kristen, eric. >> thank you very much. at 4:32 we begin with a celestial event that was seen and heard last night. it was a flash accompanied by a loud boom. if you missed it, won't worry, you may get another chance. abc7 news reporter is live at crissy field to explain. amy. >> good morning. keep looking up this weekend into our beautiful bay area skies because a meteor shower is expected saturday night through sunday morning. but that is not related to what you may be were lucky enough to see last night. here are some images of what happened last night. a large meteor streaked across the sky. that was at about 8:00 last night. the sound was so loud people said it shook their homes and some thought it was an earthquake. witnesses described a bright fireball with hues of red and or
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rank. here's an expert explanation. >> basically you saw a small car-size piece of rock and metal from the astroid belt crash through layers of earth's atmosphere, ionizing and setting the air en fire in its wake. small pieces probably will cashed in the hills around martinez north of here and you probably heard a sonic boom as it record in over the speed of sound. >> you see a flash on this video. it may have left evidence behind so maybe some hikers this weekend may be able to find some small pieces of the meteor up in the hills north of martinez. the meteor last bad four or five seconds. those who saw it say it was a very impressive four or five seconds. scientists say this actually happens pretty often but it's rare that people get to see it. so if you did, count yourself as lucky. reporting live in san francisco, amy,abc7 news.
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>> tonight the giants will be back in action trying to even up the national league championship series with tim lincecum as starting pitcher for the first time in the postseason. yesterday matt cain pitched pretty well but gave up a two-run homer to rookie matt carpenter in the third inning that put them ahead 2 - 1. we left 11 guys stranded on base. there was a 3.5 hour rain delay. giants fans who traveled to st. louis are not discouraged. >> too many men left on base. too many hits, two few runs. >> no way i was going to let 2,000 miles come between me and the playoff games the cardinals now have a two games to one lead in the best-of-seven series. in 30 minutes we will here reaction from buster posey and bruce bochy. here's the lineup. both games will be played in st. louis. game four is today at 5:07 our time and tomorrow game five at
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the same time. >> another big bay area sports story ear, it's 49ers day at abc7. abc7 will air the game tonight between 49ers and the rifle seattle seahawks. we are live on the embarcadero of a local girl that will take center stage before the game. good morning. >> good morning, eric. jewel hanson is a country singer from fremont, and she will be singing the national anthem at the big game tonight. let's take a listen to her. ♪ she began her career at an early are age performing at church and local theater productions. in 1998 and 2004 she was a national finalnist the colgate country showdown. that's the world's largest
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country music talent search. and more recently in 2006 jewels was cast as a top ten finalist on nashville star season 4. that's with the host wynonna judd. she spoke about the difficulty of singing the national anthem. >> it's a huge range. you are going from -- it's a big range and if you don't have that range it gets scary. >> jewels has already performed the national anthem for the a's, the giants and the sharks, but her singing tonight is an even bigger deal. she, of course, will check off all the fun and excitement at five. but there's a lot of niners fun to be had before that on our sister tv, coffee tv 20. we will have a pregame show starting at 3:00 p.m. and the pregame will continue at 4:00 p.m. the game is at five.
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and stay tuned for after the game right after that. sosa much 49ers fun to be had right here. you can just leave your tv on abc7 and just leave it there for the rest of the day. for now we're live on the embarcadero, abc7 news. >> thanks so much. because there's no much going on let's recap. you can watch the 49ers host the seattle seahawks hosted on abc7. the action starts at four with a special pregame show features 49er jerry rice and jones. game time 5:00. we are giving away $49,000 tonight right after the game. if you haven't entered, there's still time. katie will be here to tell you how coming up at 5:00 a.m. 4:37 right now. the former head of the santa clara valley health plan and hospital system is scheduled to be arraigned today on drug charges. the 51-year-old doctor is accused of trading prescription drugs for cash and
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methamphetamine. prosecutors say he also provided drugs to minors. the case against him may also include underage sex and child pornography. sky 7 was over his home where authorities served a search warrant two weeks ago. prosecutors say he ran his drug operation out of his home. even though he was an add perimeter he still wrote prescriptions for individuals. >> he prescribed drugs for 29 individuals, 111 prescription for typically abused substances. >> he resigned from him job after his arrest. he's free on 1 it would million dollars bail and faces up to 25 years in prison. >> oakland police may be ready to ask the county or state to patrol streets. major crimes are up 20% this year. he would like to temporarily hire officers from other agencies. right now they have 629
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officers. that's down more than 200 from four years ago. officers are currently required to work overtime to fill staffing levels. they are training new officers at a police academy but they won't be ready until at least march. >> a former eagle scout candidate plans to deliver a stack of petitionings urging local boy scout leadtories reinstate him. ryan anderson was dismissed days before he turned 18 and completed his requirements for eagle award, that's the top award in scouting -- because he is gay. his mother launched an online petition. more than 400,000 people signed that petition electronically. leaders of the boy scout council say they will accept the petitions and meet with the andersons. a cold war relic will remain standing atop of the south bay's highest peaks for five more years. you can see the radar on top the mountain. the mid-peninsula open space
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district voted unanimously to leave the tower intact for now. the same vote also called for money to repair it so it can be turned into a historic site. the site looked for bombers from 1970 to 1980 when satellites made it obsolete. the biggest event tonight has to be the 49ers game against the seahawks, right? >> that's fair. and also the event giving away $49,000 after the game. let's check in with mike for a look at some big numbers for us. >> yes, game time temperatures. >> temperatures well above average. good morning, everybody. want to focus in on the immediate threat this morning. we have the red flag warning, the high fire danger. winds in the lower elevations are calm, up to 8 miles an hour. they aren't that fast as you head into the upper levels around the bay area. but the temperatures are definitely in the 70s and 80s and it's very dry. thankfully haven't heard of any fires and we will start to take away this fire threat after the 8:00 hour. high pressure you can see it up to the north.
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offshore flow once again, keeping the cooling sea breeze down to the south. see the area of low pressure, the counter clockwise flow. that's going to be coming up our way tomorrow and that will start the cooling trend that will be rather significant as we head through the weekend. so here's as warm as it gets in the seven-day cycle. 70s along the coast. 80s around the bay, and most of our inland valleys will hit the 90s as you head into the east bay valleys. head down toward the monterey bay, here temperatures in the up he were 70s to low 80s. as you head inland mid-to upper 80s. check out the drop in temperature tomorrow. almost 10 degrees. we could be nearly 20 degrees cooler by the end of the weekend. all right. time for traffic. let's turn it over to sue and see if she has good news. >> good news, yes, de. so far so good. pretty light. overnight roadwork. the san mateo bridge will be shut down this weekend starting 10:00 friday night until 5:00 monday morning. alternates bay bridge to the
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north. dumbarton bridge and 237. right now it's look good. light at the bay bridge. no issues coming into san francisco. roadwork eastbound four at leverage clocking lanes until 5:00 this morning. there's a detour in place. you are getting on and off at the bridge on-ramp there. let's look at the waze. after the 680 corridor from walnut creek to san ramon to the dublin area. the waze app is a great way to get around 49er traffic this afternoon and the bridge closer this weekend. it's free. download it at abc7news.com/waze. christian, eric. >> thank you. it's 4:42. >> a terror plot foiled. a man hatches a plan to blow up a federal guiling in new york city. next, what stopped him from carrying out the attack. >> and let's hope this is good karma for the giants. a die heart fan watches his business go up in flames. how the team is stepping up to
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>> welcome back. it's 4:45. this morning the man arrested on charges of plotting to blow up the federal reserve building in new york is being held without bail. 21-year-old man is being questioned today after being arrested yesterday in a sting operation. he tried to detonate a van parked outside the fed with what he thought were explosives. actually they were fakes sold to him by an undercover agent. it is three blocks away from ground zero. he was here on a student visa and claimed he had linked to al-qaeda. a man who lost his business on westportal avenue also lost some precious giants memorabilia. dr. fred warren was happy nobody got hurt but he was so disappointed when he saw his prized tim lincecum jersey was
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badly ruined in the fire. it was given to him by his staff when the team won the world series. after hearing of his misfortunes, the giants said they will replace the lincecum jersey. >> kind of a little giants room in the tv room so we may end up putting the burnt jersey up there temporarily until we get the office back together. but that's really nice of the giants. that's great. dr. fred said he will find a temporary spot for his practice and plans to rebuild his office. guess what in lincecum on the mound today. so kind of like phoenix rising out of the ashes. you have to think it's all good karma. >> and she survived a life-threatening disease and wrote a song about it. ♪ i want to know >> now she's a youtube hit.
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next a ten-year old bay area singing sensation tells her remarkable story to abc7 news. >> i want to hear more of that. she do you understand great. >> and a city that could use more parking is about to get less. a plan to help bicyclists maneuver through san francisco. >> and the surprising vitamins, why they every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish.
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>> thought we would start with our local forecast and show you how warm million be today. 70s along the coast, 80s for most of us and a few 90s popping up in the east bay valleys. as far as around the country, it's going to be a cool one, especially around the great lakes and all the way down, getting close to denver and st. louis. 70s along the eastern seaboard from dallas all the way back towards -- i should say from d.c. all the way back to dallas and phoenix. all our major airports run on time right now. time for christian in more news. >> thanks a lot. sometimes you need a story that
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inspires, and this one is it. a young bay area girl with a life-threatening medical condition pulled through the crisis and discovered her passion for singing in the process. now that she's on the road to recovery, the atherton's girl's music tree is taking off. we have the story. >> bidet ten-year-old reagan sings. >> i want to know why there are shoo shooting stars ♪ >> but overnight these a youtube sensation. >> it already has like 37,000 views, which is amazing. i didn't know it would have that many views. i guess it's just my friends and family, and. >> i think a few more than that. >> just a few years ago she was diagnosed with a platelet disorder that threatened her world. >> hers went on beyond a year. and it made a big difference in her life. she was restricted in her
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activities. the fear, which is rare, but it does occur, leaking into the head, called an enter cranial bleed. >> she was at the children's hospital at stanford. nothing worked. finally she had her spleen removed and started to recover. rediscovering her love of singing. a music producer helped concoct in music video. she's beating the odds again with another goal. >> i want to go to med school and be a surgeon but also on the weekend i want to be able to sing. >> and the prognosis is good for the singing surgeon. >> she's going to have a very nice, long singing career. >> in atherton, leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> by the way, reagan is donating all the profits from sales of her songs on itunes to the center for pediatric center and blood diseases at the
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children's hospital. >> nice. i singing surgeon. i like that. >> i know. i cannot believe it. how many views? she said 40,000, close to that. that's amazing in a few days. she should sing at the 49ers game. >> i wonder who they will have tonight? >> we prefiled a couple. lots of local kids, that's for sure. >> that's what it is? >> yeah, ask you will bring some heat! >> let's hope the defense brings it, too. we need to beat the -- >> seahawks. >> thank you. super sonics? seahawks. beat them, take over first place and give them a loss. good morning, 4:52. excited about the game tonight, excited about the warm weather. we have one more day of it and then it's going to get fall-like once again and the possibility even of some rain next week. maybe turn the sprinkler system off a couple days. let's look at live doppler 7hd. all is quiet but remember as far as the radar goes and rain we still have the fire danger out there for the highest elevations
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until about 8:00. look at the coast, half moon bay, a hotspot. 77. i checked several other half moon bay recording stations and they were all in the mid-to upper 70s so i'm thinking that's legitimate. 49 at santa rosa, 50s and 60s. a lot of microclimates this morning. head down to the inland. 65 salinas, about 60 in gilroy. here's what i think is going to happen. this will be our last hot afternoon, the last day of offshore winds. cooling trend starts tomorrow with the sea breeze returning and a couple cold grant will come through and bring fall flavor to the forecast and rain possible next week. today compared to average, anywhere from 9 degrees warmer in mappa to double digits, ten to tough teen degrees warmer in these areas. it puts our temperatures down in the south bay in the mid-to upper 80, each 90s possible. low to mid-80s on the peninsula. check out the sunshine along the
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coast. a light breeze and mid-70s for you. a few areas may get close to 80s like downtown, south san francisco and sauce leeta. low to mid-70s at your beaches. low to mid-80s along the east bay shore and the warmest weather, may need the air conditioner inland. football touchy with the temperatures right around 90s. mid-80s as you head inland. warm through the central valley. up he were 80s to nowhere 90. palm springs 97. 90 l.a. here's the game forecast. at the stick, 5:20 check off, 75 under sunny sky. dropping down to about 66 by the time the game ends. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. speaking of dropping, look at those temperatures nearly 15 to 20 degrees cooler by sunday and then it gets a little unsettled monday, tuesday and wednesday next week with tuesday the most likely day of measurable rain. have a great day. time for an update with sue. good morning. >> good morning, mike. good morning, everyone. nice thursday morning. it's clear out there. nice drive on the east gate
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freeway. speeds at the limit here. bay bridge toll plaza is light at this time of the morning. no metering lights and no problems on the upper deck. your commute into san francisco, looks like speeds pretty much right on target. antioch to pittsburgh, 17 minute drive toward 242. westbound 4 out of the central valley look good at this hour. no problems here. up and over here into livermore and dublin pleasanton area. don't forget southbound 280 and 101 in san francisco. roadwork blocking that interchange until 6:00 this morning. they will be picking that up shortly and expect, yes, lots of game time traffic this afternoon around candlestick park. 101 will be jammed. 280 if you are not going to the game will be your best alternate later today. christian, eric. >> thanks very much. 4 carolyn tyler 55 now. bicycle i was are going to have a easier time navigating two san francisco streets. the transportation agency has approved a new bicycle safety
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projects along fell and okay streets along scott and baker streets. the new plan will construct a wider bike way with planters for buffers. the city will need to remove more than 50 park spaces to make this happen. improvements are scheduled again in the coming months. >> a new study suggests that old people who eat lots of carbohydrates increase their risk of mild cognitive impairment. that's people between 70 and 89. those who devour cashes have four times the risk of developing problems with memory and judgment. mild cognitive impairment and often a precurser to alzheimer's. a new study said a dose of daily vitamins reduced the lower of cancer in men. men who took vitamins for a decade or more lowered their risk of dealing conditioner for 8%. a preach study found single vitamins didn't prevent diseases and some were harmful.
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study is published in the journal of the american medical association. >> it's 4:56. it came out of the is sky. next, the latest on the loud boom and the fireball seen all over the bay area and what scientists are saying about it. >> it went like, zoop! >> something like that. >> it's do or die time from the giants. you will hear from the team what they must get done tonight. >> and the great shakeouts this morning. we will give you a rare look at the engineering upgrades intending to make the new eastern span of the bay bridge safe in an earthquake.
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